1/30/1935 – 1/31/2018
Dolores Molinaro Royston passed away peacefully on January 31, 2018 at her home in Theodore, Al, surrounded by her family.
She was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada where she spent the first 33 years of her life. In 1953, at a corner store in Hamilton, a mutual friend arranged a blind date with Charles Royston. They married in 1954 and spent the next 63 years together, much of that time traveling the United States and the world with Charles’ job. They shared an adventurous life together! They had four children who also enjoyed years of adventure along with them!
During their years in New Jersey, Dolores formed a close knit group of friends who called themselves “The Barracuda’s”. They enjoyed the casinos, the beaches and just spent the best of times together! Dolores was known as the “free spirit”!
While living in New Salem, Massachusetts, Charles gave her a brand new Cadillac that she loved to drive and frequented the local restaurants for lunch with the local police chief and other local dignitaries who became friends. Dolores just loved life and enjoyed it to the fullest!
She is preceded in death by her parents; John and Rosa Molinaro, her grandmother, Nona Calutti, who raised her and she loved dearly, her son, Paul Charles Royston, one brother, Ronald Molinaro, two sisters, Velma Quilan and Rita Feltraco.
She is survived by her loving husband Charles; two sons, Thomas William (Sue) Royston and Darryl Royston; a daughter, Paula (Darin) OShea; 5 grandchildren, Elizabeth, Melissa and Caroline Royston, Theresa (Mike) Pozobyte and Tanner Tyree; one great grandson, Benjamin Clay Tyree and two very special friends, Joanna Magnam and Cathy Dickman
Dolores’ family would like to thank Southern Care Hospice for their care.
Funeral Service will be Held on Wednesday, February 7 at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 6040 Three Notch Rd., Mobile, AL 36619. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until service time. Interment will be in Mobile Memorial Gardens, immediately following the service.
Miss you mom, laughter, love, where ever you go, your strengths, courage, love, bonds, are the best, I love you, always!!!
We will miss "Cookie" talking and laughing with us as we went to our Greer's . Sorry for your loss.
Pam ScheurerTheodore, AL
O my God! O Thou forgiver of sins, bestower of gifts, dispeller of afflictions!
Verily, I beseech thee to forgive the sins of such as have abandoned the physical garment and have ascended to the spiritual world.
O my Lord! Purify them from trespasses, dispel their sorrows, and change their darkness into light. Cause them to enter the garden of happiness, cleanse them with the most pure water, and grant them to behold Thy splendors on the loftiest mount.
I'm so sorry for your loss. I'd like to share some real hope with you. In John 5:28 and Acts 24:15 the bible promises a resurrection of our loved ones back to earth. When Jesus resurrected Lazarus from the dead, he brought him back to earth. He's going to do that on a much larger scale in the future. In Psalms 37:11+29 tells us man will live forever on the earth in peace. That was God's original purpose, for man to live forever in the garden of eden. God's purpose hasn't changed. That's why he provided his son to die for us, John 3:16, so we could have everlasting life. In Revelation 21:3+ tells us there'll be no more pain or death. Is there pain and death in heaven? Of course not. That's talking about future conditions on earth under God's kingdom arrangement. Please go to our web site JW.org. Click on to the publication "What does the Bile really teach". It will answer questions from the bible on the condition of the dead and the hope they have.
Joy HoltWhite City, AL